ICAO’s Carbon-Offsetting Scheme Not Adequate, Groups Say

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“The global market-based measure (GMBM) scheme the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will take up later this month is not aggressive enough to achieve emissions reduction goals, according to a coalition of environmental organizations. The group called for revisions to the scheme, among them requiring that major aviation countries “publicly commit” to participating.

At its 39th triennial assembly, which will take place September 27 through October 7 in Montreal, ICAO’s 191 member states will vote on the GMBM scheme as part of a “basket of measures” the aviation sector will undertake to achieve “carbon-neutral growth,” or capping net carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, by 2020. The ICAO executive committee released a draft of the carbon offsetting scheme in the form of a working paper earlier this month.”

This is an excerpt from an article originally published by Bill Carrey on AIN Online. To read the whole story, visit ICAO’s Carbon-Offsetting Scheme Not Adequate, Groups Say.

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